West Kelowna travel guide

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You're Going to Love West Kelowna

With a population of 28,793, West Kelowna is a must-see destination in British Columbia, Canada. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything West Kelowna has to offer.

Where to Eat in West Kelowna

If you’re looking for affordable options, Modest Butcher (829 Douglas Rd) and 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar (3509 Carrington Road) are great picks.

When to visit West Kelowna

West Kelowna in December
Estimated hotel price
$105
1 night at 3-star hotel
West Kelowna in December
Estimated hotel price
$105
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to West Kelowna

Plane

When flying to West Kelowna, you’ll arrive at Kelowna (YLW), which is located 11 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to West Kelowna from the United States departs from Seattle and takes around 1h 14m.

Car

Another option to get to West Kelowna is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 163 miles from West Kelowna. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Routes Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Vancouver.

Bus

You can travel by bus to West Kelowna using Rider Express or Ebus. From Vancouver, the bus ride to West Kelowna takes 325 miles and will cost you around $125. From Abbotsford, the ticket costs about $84 for a journey of 430 miles. West Kelowna’s bus station is located 3 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to West Kelowna, you’ll arrive at Kelowna (YLW), which is located 11 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to West Kelowna from the United States departs from Seattle and takes around 1h 14m.

Car

Another option to get to West Kelowna is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 163 miles from West Kelowna. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Routes Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Vancouver.

Bus

You can travel by bus to West Kelowna using Rider Express or Ebus. From Vancouver, the bus ride to West Kelowna takes 325 miles and will cost you around $125. From Abbotsford, the ticket costs about $84 for a journey of 430 miles. West Kelowna’s bus station is located 3 miles from the city center.

Airports near West Kelowna

Airlines serving West Kelowna

Lufthansa
Good (4,685 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (955 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,564 reviews)
Air France
Good (987 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,413 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,994 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,027 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,782 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (535 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (777 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (490 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (957 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (807 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (948 reviews)
Air China
Good (34 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (558 reviews)
Philippine Airlines
Good (675 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,750 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of West Kelowna

Most booked hotels in West Kelowna

The Cove Lakeside Resort
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, 105 reviews)
$325+
Coast Capri Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 1253 reviews)
$174+
Comfort Suites Kelowna
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 845 reviews)
$130+
Ramada by Wyndham Kelowna Hotel & Conference Center
3 stars
Good (7.5, 1235 reviews)
$118+
Days Inn by Wyndham Kelowna
2 stars
Good (7.1, 915 reviews)
$109+
Super 8 by Wyndham West Kelowna BC
2 stars
Good (6.9, 370 reviews)
$111+

Renting a car in West Kelowna

Renting a car in West Kelowna costs $55 per day, on average, or $165 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 22% cheaper than airport locations in West Kelowna.

Expect to pay $5.15 per gallon in West Kelowna (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $61.78 and $82.37.

Renting a car in West Kelowna costs $55 per day, on average, or $165 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 22% cheaper than airport locations in West Kelowna.

Expect to pay $5.15 per gallon in West Kelowna (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $61.78 and $82.37.